Lionel Isherwood

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Lionel Isherwood
Personal information
Full name Lionel Charlie Ramsbottom-Isherwood
Born (1891-04-13)13 April 1891
Southsea, Hampshire, England
Died 30 September 1970(1970-09-30) (aged 79)
Merrow, Surrey, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1925–1927 Sussex
1923–1927 Marylebone Cricket Club
1919–1923 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 60
Runs scored 1,529
Batting average 16.44
100s/50s –/6
Top score 75*
Balls bowled 63
Wickets 1
Bowling average 24.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/16
Catches/stumpings 25/–
Source: Cricinfo, 12 December 2009

Lionel Charlie Ramsbottom-Isherwood (13 April 1891 – 30 September 1970) was an English cricketer. Isherwood was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace.

Lionel was the only son of Charles Edward Ramsbottom-Isherwood of Southsea in Hampshire and his wife, Isabel Catherine, the daughter of Joseph Bonsor. His uncle was Francis William Ramsbottom-Isherwood, the cricketer and rugby player.

Isherwood made his first-class debut for Hampshire in 1919 against Gloucestershire. Isherwood represented the club in 26 matches, with his final match for the club coming in the 1923 County Championship against Nottinghamshire. Isherwood made 627 runs for the club at an average of 16.50, including three half-centuries with a top score of 61*.

Isherwood represented the Marylebone Cricket Club in six matches between 1923 and 1927. His first match for the MCC came against Cambridge University at Lord's. His final appearance for the MCC came against Argentina, on the MCC's tour to South America.

Isherwood's next and last county after leaving Hampshire was Sussex, joining them in 1925. Making his debut against Leicestershire in the 1925 County Championship, Isherwood would represent the club in 28 first-class matches, the last of which came in 1927 against Kent. Isherwood scored 787 runs at an average of 16.75, making three half centuries, including his highest first-class score of 75*.

Isherwood died in Merrow, Surrey on 30 September 1970.

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